Choosing a blanket to help you get the best night's sleep possible can take a bit of time but try looking at a catalog online and you will have the sizes, colors and styles laid out for you in one place, which will make the job a lot easier.
Plenty of people have trouble sleeping these days, usually because they have stressful and busy lives, or they find it hard to relax generally. Sometimes it seems everyone is complaining about not getting enough sleep, or about waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to sleep. This may be in some cases because the temperature is not right for them to sleep well in their bedroom, so try altering the warmth in your room if this applies to you.
Sleeping with the aid of a lightweight fleece blanket can help matters rather than a heavy comforter which could mean you are getting overheated and your body is automatically waking you in order to cool down. This can be a particular problem for young children and babies and caution should be exercised if using a baby blanket with a very small baby so they do not overheat. Many people choose to sleep with a window open in order to keep the bedroom at an ambient temperature. It's a bit like the fairytale about Goldilocks; not too cold, not too hot, but just right!
A good fleece blanket can do wonders for keeping you at the just right temperature we all seek in order to sleep comfortably. Keeping the bedroom thermostat at around 60F is thought to be the ideal sleeping temperature, but of course if you like lots of fleece blankets on you at night, it might be worth turning it down further.
It is important to keep your fleece blanket clean and hygienic, as dust mites and other nasties can interrupt you sleep and that of your children. A great advantage here for fleece blankets, is that they can be laundered with all your other laundry and don't require special treatment to keep them immaculately clean for daily or nightly use. Little bugs can set off asthma and other breathing problems so remember to keep washing your blankets for a good night's sleep, as well as all your other bedding of course. Using the hottest wash on your washing machine and drying in a hot dryer will kill off any bugs.
A blanket is thought to have a psychological effect on the quality of sleep we get, in that the feeling of being comforted and being able to snuggle right in to the soft fabric, appeals to our deepest instincts and gives the brain a message that it is time to relax. Whereas most of us give up a comfort blanket when we are young children, there is still a lot to be said for having a personalized blankets to persuade our subconscious brains that now is sleep time! The touch and silky soft feel of a fleece blanket has an awful lot going for it, it seems.